League of Conservation Voters

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League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Apr 03, 2020
Full time
Title: Database Associate Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Data Director Positions Reporting To This Position: None Location: Washington, DC General Description: LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. The Database Associate supports the Data Director in maintaining and managing LCV’s Salesforce database and ensuring the integrity of its data. This newly created position will take the lead in conducting fine-grained tasks to improve the functionality and intuitiveness of the database. This role will support a large Development department in their use of Salesforce and will work closely with the Data Director on multiple Salesforce integrations. The Database Associate will also work with other software systems used by the Membership and Online Engagement team including Blue State Digital, Phone2Action and Acoustic. This role is a great opportunity for someone who has experience with the Salesforce database and is looking to take the next step to becoming a database administrator. Responsibilities : Documents and maintains consistent procedures for data input to ensure accurate data. Create processes for training and onboarding new users to Salesforce. Develops strategies for monitoring and maintaining the completeness and accuracy of records. Performs routine data hygiene tasks, including updating contact record fields and managing duplicate accounts. Analyzes and pinpoints sources of data anomalies within Salesforce. Maintains and develops user interfaces such as custom fields, workflow and validation rules, and page layouts in Salesforce. Supports Data Director in a variety of advanced reporting tasks using Salesforce reports, SQL, and Tableau. Assists Data Director with the maintenance of third-party integrations with Salesforce including Blue State Digital, Silverpop and Phone2Action. Works with third party tools to maintain accurate demographic data that enhances LCV’s ongoing work on analyzing and expanding the racial diversity of the donor and activist base. Maintains users, profiles, and public groups in Salesforce. Optimizes functionality of databases by staying up-to-date on future improvements and by researching applications to identify possible areas of innovation. Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience : Required - 1-3 years of work experience in a database-oriented position. Experience with Salesforce. Preferred - Experience in a non-profit or political organization. Skills : Required - Strong database management skills. High level of proficiency in Excel. Attentive to details, and adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Ability to document and communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; ability to handle multiple tasks and work for several people; highly organized. Preferred - Ability to create fields, manage profile administration and familiarity with workflows and/or Process Builder. Experience with SQL, Tableau and/or Civis. Familiarity with Lightning. Cultural Competence : Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.  Conditions : This position is based in Washington, DC. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with "Database Associate" in the subject line by April 20, 2020.  No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Mar 23, 2020
Full time
Title: Major Gifts Associate Positions Available : 2 Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Managing Director of Development Partnerships Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Washington, DC General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. LCV is hiring two Major Gifts Associates to support our major gifts fundraising program. Our fast-paced and dynamic major gifts team is working to engage new and existing five- and six-figure donors in LCV's efforts to fight climate change and protect our environmental safeguards. The Major Gifts Associate will help prepare and organize the team so they can reach their fundraising goals. Each Major Gifts Associate will support four members of the Major Gifts team, which includes the Senior Director of Development Partnerships, the Managing Director of Development Partnerships and Directors of Development Partnerships. Responsibilities include coordinating internal and external meetings, maintaining a content library of documents and materials that effectively communicate LCV's work to donors, including our work on racial justice and equity, creating and updating reports that track fundraising progress, tailoring donor communications and proposals and updating database records, among other duties. The Major Gifts Associate position is critical to supporting a robust fundraising program and an opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about fundraising and nonprofit work. Responsibilities : Create and maintain an internal content library of program documents and materials to be used in donor visits, proposals, and other donor communications, including materials related to our work on racial justice and equity. Create and manage a Major Gifts team calendar that will help the team plan and prepare for year-round cultivation and stewardship opportunities. Assist Major Gifts staff with list and portfolio management tasks including creating and pulling donor lists and reports from Salesforce, maintaining donor records, and updating other tracking documents. Record and submit financial expenditures, including reimbursements, credit card reconciliation, and travel expenses. Contribute to organizational and department efforts to infuse racial justice and equity into all aspects of our work, particularly as it applies to ensuring the major gifts team prioritizes racial justice and equity in all communication with and outreach to donors and prospects. Assist with the creation of personalized emails, thank you notes, letters and proposals to donors and prospects. Ensure donor portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner. Assist with signature donor events in the DC area. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience : One year of relevant experience working in an administrative position; relevant internship experience will be considered. Experience working with a non-profit, political organization, or campaign a plus. Experience with Salesforce or a similar database is a plus. Skills : Required - Highly attentive to details and able to take ownership of routine tasks. Strong written and oral communications skills; excellent skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Extremely well organized; self-starter, critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; works well in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple tasks and work for several people; plans ahead and can see the big picture. Capable of handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. Preferred - A proven interest in politics and meaningful social change. Committed to environmental protection and LCV’s mission. Cultural Competence : Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Passionate about protecting the environment and communities impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Conditions : This position is based in Washington, DC. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Major Gifts Associate” in the subject line by April 6, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Flexible
Mar 16, 2020
Full time
Title: Chispa National Deputy Director Status: Exempt Reports to: Chispa National Director Positions Reporting to this Position: Chispa State Program Directors Location: Flexible General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. In 2014, LCV launched Chispa (“chispa” translates to “spark” in English), a program that relies on community organizing to build the voice and power of Latino families to influence the environmental policies and decisions that affect their lives. Through our programs in four states, our members have taken leadership in the fights to keep rooftop solar affordable and accessible and convert dirty diesel school buses to clean electric fleets, developed Latino and other people of color policymakers as champions on environmental issues, demonstrated to Spanish-language media that the environment is a priority issue for Latinx families, and built strong relationships with social justice and environmental groups alike. Chispa is seeking a Deputy Director who is a senior-level organizer with extensive experience in management, base building and developing grassroots leaders through issue organizing campaigns. We are looking for a creative, motivated leader with a strong organizing background who is goal-driven and experienced in movement building. Responsibilities : Work with the National Chispa Director, key LCV staff and state LCVs to help develop, implement and evaluate issue organizing campaigns that build a strong base of volunteers, results in local policy victories, and develop new grassroots leaders within Latinx communities in 4+ states. Help with the hiring, coaching, and supervision of state-based Program Directors and support their efforts to hire, train and supervise their staff to meet their goals and develop effective programs and campaigns. Work with the Chispa team to develop and test effective, new organizing and mobilizing strategies and tools that strengthen the participation and leadership of our communities and leaders. Analyze and prepare reports on campaign and program progress for Chispa staff and LCV leadership, and provide timely updates for grant reports and other donor-related needs. Work closely with the Chispa Digital Campaigns Manager and LCV Digital team to develop online campaign tools and increase online engagement with our campaigns and programs. Work with Chispa Communications Director and LCV Communications team to implement Chispa communications goals and plans. Ensure that all program activities are properly tracked in VAN including providing VAN support for Chispa teams. Coordinate with LCV and state affiliate staff to ensure that Chispa’s work is integrated into LCV events and strategies including relationship building, media communications, and online actions. Coordinate with our Civic Engagement program to integrate voter registration, get-out-the-vote and voting rights campaigns into the work of Chispa programs when relevant. Draft and manage campaign and program plans and budgets. Ensure compliance and reporting of all organizing-related activities working with Legal and Finance departments and, where appropriate, state LCVs. Be part of the Community & Civic Engagement department’s management team, actively participate as a thought leader in the Conservation Voter Movement and contribute to building an inclusive organizational culture. Qualifications : Work Experience : Minimum of 5 years of experience in issue, labor and/or community organizing campaigns with Latinx communities, low-income families and/or people of color and including at least 3 years of direct supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, management, and coaching skills. Familiarity with digital and communications strategies and tactics and how they amplify and strengthen community organizing and campaigns. Experience with program budget management. Skills : Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement, monitor and evaluate program and campaign plans. Ability to represent Chispa to a variety of audiences and through a variety of mediums. Fluency in VAN and Office Suite. Commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes. Work well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing the quality of work. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required. Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs preferred. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about differences, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Proven track record of successfully working across lines of race, immigration status, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experiences. Conditions : Ability and willingness to travel up to 2-3 times/month. The location of this position is flexible. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa Deputy Director” in the subject line by April 5, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Montgomery County, PA
Mar 16, 2020
Full time
Title: Pennsylvania Field Director Status: Exempt, short term through December 2020 Reports to: National Organizing Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Montgomery County, PA General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. Protecting our environment requires massive grassroots support. In eight states, LCV has developed a powerful volunteer organizing structure, engaging nearly 27,000 volunteers across the country to make phone calls, knock on doors, attend events and advocate on behalf of climate action. The programs engage community members, with a particular focus on working with young people and communities of color, to build support for reducing carbon emissions, raise awareness about the need to address climate change and help elect pro-environment candidates to office. LCV is hiring a Pennsylvania Field Director to lead its Pennsylvania field activities, overseeing the engagement of LCV members as volunteers and activists in issue and electoral advocacy, and grassroots lobbying activities. The Pennsylvania Field Director will serve as the Campaigns department’s lead field staffer in Pennsylvania and will be responsible for coordinating activities and logistics of the program. The Pennsylvania Field Director will work closely with Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), the state affiliate, and the in-state leadership team to build relationships with environmental groups and community leaders to advocate for climate action. Responsibilities : Work with the Campaigns department and CVPA staff to develop, write and execute field plans to engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities. Collaborate with the Campaigns department to develop and implement organizer and volunteer trainings, with a focus on further developing volunteer leadership skills of young people and communities of color to become environmental advocates. Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is meticulously tracked in VAN and maintain in-state reporting to measure goal progress. Help develop and test organizing strategies and tools, with focus on increasing engagement, particularly in communities of color and with youth. Design and execute events to engage and educate community members and volunteers on policy priorities that intersect or are centered in environmental and racial justice. Train organizers and volunteers in effective storytelling and engagement tactics to highlight the personal and public impacts of environmental policies. Develop and maintain relationships with environmental, social justice and other progressive leaders in the community and partner with them for field events and activities to increase the racial diversity of the volunteer base. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience : Required - 3-5 cycles or 4+ years experience in community, issue, labor, or political organizing; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives. Experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Preferred - Experience working on an issue campaign, especially environmental. Experience with youth organizing. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills : Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Ability to foster a collaborative team and results oriented work environment. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite required; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions : Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done, including weekends; ability and willingness to travel up to 15-20% in-state as needed. Position requires a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. This position is based in Montgomery County, PA. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “PA Field Director” in the subject line by March 30, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Des Moines, IA
Mar 16, 2020
Full time
Title: Iowa Field Director Status: Exempt, short term through December 2020 Reports to: National Organizing Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Des Moines, IA General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. Protecting our environment requires massive grassroots support. In eight states, LCV has developed a powerful volunteer organizing structure, engaging nearly 27,000 volunteers across the country to make phone calls, knock on doors, attend events and advocate on behalf of climate action. The programs engage community members, with a particular focus on working with young people and communities of color, to build support for reducing carbon emissions, raise awareness about the need to address climate change and help elect pro-environment candidates to office. LCV is hiring an Iowa Field Director to lead its Iowa field activities, overseeing the engagement of LCV members as volunteers and activists in issue and electoral advocacy, and grassroots lobbying activities. The Iowa Field Director will serve as the Campaigns department’s lead field staffer in Iowa and will be responsible for coordinating activities and logistics of the program. The Iowa Field Director will work closely with LCV staff based in D.C. and the in-state leadership team to build relationships with environmental groups and community leaders to advocate for climate action. Responsibilities : Work with the Campaigns department staff to develop, write and execute field plans to engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities. Collaborate with the Campaigns department to develop and implement organizer and volunteer trainings, with a focus on further developing volunteer leadership skills of young people and communities of color to become environmental advocates. Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is meticulously tracked in VAN and maintain in-state reporting to measure goal progress. Help develop and test organizing strategies and tools, with focus on increasing engagement, particularly in communities of color and with youth. Design and execute events to engage and educate community members and volunteers on policy priorities that intersect or are centered in environmental and racial justice. Train organizers and volunteers in effective storytelling and engagement tactics to highlight the personal and public impacts of environmental policies. Develop and maintain relationships with environmental, social justice and other progressive leaders in the community and partner with them for field events and activities to increase the racial diversity of the volunteer base. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience : Required - 3-5 cycles or 4+ years experience in community, issue, labor, or political organizing; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives. Experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Preferred - Experience working on an issue campaign, especially environmental. Experience with youth organizing. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills : Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Ability to foster a collaborative team and results oriented work environment. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite required; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions : Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done, including weekends; ability and willingness to travel up to 15-20% in-state as needed. Position requires a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. This position is based in Des Moines, IA.   To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “IA Field Director” in the subject line by March 30, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Mar 10, 2020
Full time
Title: Compliance Director Status: Exempt, one-year position Reports to: Assistant General Counsel Positions Reporting to this Position: Legal & Compliance Coordinator Location: Washington, DC   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. LCV’s affiliated political entities (including LCV Victory Fund, LCV Action Fund, LCV Political Engagement Fund, and Chispa AZ PAC) work to elect pro-environment candidates up and down the ballot, including through independent expenditure efforts, direct and in-kind contributions to candidates, and membership communication programs. LCV’s Legal & Strategic Initiatives department advises the organization on the conduct of these electoral activities in compliance with applicable campaign finance laws and oversees LCV’s campaign finance reporting processes and filings. LCV seeks a Compliance Director to oversee campaign finance reporting for LCV’s entities. The Compliance Director will design and administer tracking and reporting processes for the organization and -- in coordination with other staff and external vendors -- ensure the timely and accurate submission of all required campaign finance reports. The Compliance Director will train staff on campaign finance laws, regulations and LCV’s internal compliance procedures, and will advise on the reporting implications of electoral programs. The Compliance Director will perform regular reconciliations for the bank accounts of all of LCV’s political entities, and will work closely with members of the Finance, Development, Campaigns and other departments to resolve any compliance issues that arise.    Responsibilities : Ensures that the electoral activities of LCV’s entities are properly, accurately, and timely reported in accordance with applicable law. Works with LCV’s external compliance vendor to facilitate the preparation and filing of campaign finance reports, including reports filed with the FEC, IRS, and state campaign finance agencies, ensuring that the vendor has all required revenue and expenditure data for reporting, troubleshooting any issues that arise, and conducting the final review and approval of all reports. Maintains, designs, and administers internal systems for tracking reportable activity and reports due with support from the Legal & Compliance Coordinator. Performs regular reconciliations of bank accounts of LCV’s entities subject to campaign finance reporting and assists with other financial tasks, such as voiding stale checks, in coordination with the Finance department. Communicates with key staff across departments to stay up to date on electoral programs, obtaining all needed information on reportable activities, and supervises the Legal & Compliance Coordinator in tracking reporting data. Develops policies, procedures and guidelines related to the conduct of electoral activities, fundraising, and payment processes, including regular updates of LCV’s internal compliance manual, and trains staff on these internal policies, procedures and campaign finance reporting requirements. Serves as the initial point person for compliance-related questions from staff across the organization and consults and, in collaboration with LCV’s legal counsel, advises staff regarding compliance issues and reporting processes and procedures. Under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel, reviews external electoral communications as needed for compliance with legal guidelines as set forth by LCV’s legal counsel. As needed, assists LCV’s legal counsel in responding to legal matters or administrative complaints related to electoral activities. Furthers equitable operations within the organization by establishing and maintaining consistent, objective processes with the goal that compliance services are equitably and equally provided to all staff and programs requiring them.   Qualifications : Work Experience : Required - 5-7 years professional experience and 2 electoral cycles’ experience with federal campaign finance reporting with a political campaign, issue organization, trade association, compliance vendor, or the Federal Election Commission. Must have at least 1 cycle’s experience managing or holding primary responsibility for campaign finance compliance. Demonstrated understanding of FEC reporting requirements and successful track record in FEC accounting and reporting. Familiarity with general accounting principles, FEC accounting principles, and financial accounting systems or databases. Experience with 24/48 hour independent expenditure reporting. Preferred - Experience with the following types of reporting: IRS 8871/8872s; state and/or local campaign finance reporting; FEC Form 7 membership communications reporting; federal LD-2 and LD-203 reporting; reporting of federal earmarked contributions. Experience working with multiple legal entities simultaneously. Experience with the environmental movement and/or other progressive causes or political campaigns. Experience researching federal campaign finance issues including through FEC resources such as advisory opinions, regulations, and other published guidance. Skills : Required - Detail-oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and to work well under pressure. Ability to build relationships with individuals with diverse personalities, work styles and at different levels of seniority, and to convey financial and/or legal concepts to staff across the organization. Creative thinking, problem solving, and unafraid to take initiative to improve upon existing systems/processes. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong knowledge of and experience with information management systems. Demonstrated ability to design and implement data tracking systems and organizational processes and procedures. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Ability to maintain/handle sensitive & confidential information. Preferred - Ability to work with Salesforce, NGPVAN EveryAction, and Sage/Abila accounting software. Knowledge of project management tools & methodologies. Cultural Competence : Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Conditions : Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done. Heavier workloads may be required in conjunction with reporting deadlines and/or periods of peak electoral activity. This position is based in Washington, DC. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Compliance Director” in the subject line by March 24, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Las Vegas, NV
Mar 10, 2020
Full time
Title : Chispa Nevada Community Organizer Positions Available : 5 (2 permanent, 3 one-year) Status : Exempt Reports to: Chispa Nevada Organizing Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location : Las Vegas, NV General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. In 2014, LCV launched Chispa (“chispa” translates to “spark” in English), a program that relies on community organizing to build the voice and power of Latinx families to influence the environmental policies and decisions that affect their lives. Through our programs in four states - including Nevada -  our members have taken leadership in the fights to keep rooftop solar affordable and accessible and convert dirty diesel school buses to clean electric fleets, developed Latino and other people of color policymakers as champions on environmental issues, demonstrated to Spanish-language media that the environment is a priority issue for Latinx families, and built strong relationships with social justice and environmental groups alike. With the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign, Chispa Nevada has won victories at the state legislature and with the Governor supporting the shift from dirty diesel school buses to clean, zero-emission electric buses. LCV’s Chispa Nevada program is seeking five Community Organizers to join the Las Vegas-based Chispa Nevada team. The Community Organizer will be tasked with engaging and building leadership among Latinx, communities of color and young people in Las Vegas. The Community Organizer will conduct outreach to schools, churches, community centers and door-to-door to identify people who are affected by and care about the issues and will help people develop leadership skills in order for them to become powerful advocates and organizers within their own neighborhoods. We are looking for creative, ambitious, experienced community organizers who are goal-driven, passionate about social change and justice, and experienced in building individual and collective leadership and power. Two of the positions are permanent, full-time positions while three are one-year positions. Responsibilities : Conduct new outreach to recruit volunteers through door-knocking, presentations, one-on-one’s and phone calls that identifies new volunteers and members. Identify and create opportunities for building the engagement and leadership of members and support their growth and development. Support grassroots leaders to develop and implement work plans that result in them forming committees consisting of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Work with the Chispa team to develop and lead trainings for members that develop their skills, analysis and commitment. Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the power dynamics and lay of the land for the campaign and community. Research decision makers, their interests and how to influence them. Track organizing progress meticulously in VAN and submit reports on volunteer recruitment and cultivation. Work closely with the Chispa Nevada team to develop, implement and evaluate issue campaigns that successfully recruit volunteers, build grassroots leaders and get the attention of decision makers and media. Work closely with the Chispa digital team to increase online engagement and social media presence of our campaigns and programs. Work with Chispa Communications team to identify and develop powerful storytellers and media spokespeople from among the membership. Develop relationships and partnerships with community organizations, leaders, and institutions, particularly among communities of color, the health field, churches, schools and other relevant communities. Actively participate in the Community & Civic Engagement department, as a thought leader and part of the organizing network within the Conservation Voter Movement and contribute to building an inclusive organizational culture. Qualifications : Work Experience : 1-3 years in grassroots community or labor organizing programs. Experience in programs that include volunteer outreach (canvassing, phone banking, house visits, etc.), training volunteers, monitoring goals, developing strategies and tactics, and forming alliances with other groups. Skills : Enthusiasm and commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of communities of color in Nevada. Ability to conduct basic research to learn issues, develop a power analysis and political lay of the land, including the positions and values of policymakers. Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Creative problem-solver who is resourceful during challenging or new situations. Experience with VAN and Excel is highly preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about differences, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. An understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Experience working across lines of race, immigration status, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experience. Conditions : Ability to work frequent evenings and weekends to attend community events and lead meetings; occasional travel required (approx 4 times/year). Position requires a valid Nevada driver’s license and reliable transportation. This position is based in Las Vegas, NV. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa NV Organizer” in the subject line by March 24, 2020. Please indicate in the subject line if application is for the Permanent or One-Year positions, or Both. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Phoenix, AZ
Mar 03, 2020
Full time
Title: Chispa Arizona Operations Manager Status : Exempt Reports to:  Chispa Arizona Executive Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Phoenix, AZ General Description: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues. LCV launched  Chispa , a grassroots community organizing program, to ensure that Latino communities have a strong voice and the power to influence local, state and national decisions that impact our health and environment.  Chispa  has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, and Nevada. As part of our long-term commitment to engage new constituencies and to diversify the environmental movement, the League of Conservation Voters, primarily through grassroots community organizing programs, is fostering strong local and national Latino leadership in the fight against climate change. LCV is hiring an Operations Manager to join our Phoenix-based Chispa Arizona program. The Operations Manager will join a dynamic team that is facilitating the transition of Chispa Arizona from program to a free-standing, sustainable, and independent organization. The Operations Manager will help create the structural foundations of a state-based family of organizations from the ground floor, and will advance and elevate Chispa Arizona’s project and office management, support financial and development foundations, keep and maintain program databases and records, and build out board practices and relations as board  leadership grows. The ideal candidate will be a values-driven leader who is highly organized with a propensity for improving processes and solving problems. They will be a clear and confident communicator, a skilled manager of competing priorities, and a methodical planner who likes logistics and moving work across the finish line. The ideal candidate will have a respect for polished work and fine-tuned details, and are a positive force in the face of shifts and changes. This Operations Manager will apply systems level thinking and structure to a statewide environmental advocacy organization, and create working environments that support the strong teamwork necessary to effectively engage in the fight for environmental justice in Arizona. Responsibilities: Improve the functionality of our teams, create manuals and checklists to advance organization and processes to facilitate and streamline operations. Manage daily office needs with a focus on our data and communications systems, maintain organizational records, and prepare reports as needed. Process donations and member communications, create and manage organizational dashboard via EveryAction. Keep the office organized, in working order, and well-stocked with supplies and materials with an eye towards sustainability; include choosing green and recycled products and supporting zero waste practices around the office. Helps manage and lead on communication with Board leadership and handling resources, minutes, email lists, schedules, and materials as Chispa Arizona establishes separate 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) governing boards. Coordinate workflow on projects like annual and quarterly plans so that due dates are met, final drafts are completed, and as governance is expanded executive input and feedback is captured and integrated. Respond to incoming calls and emails to general inbox, and forward requests to appropriate team members as needed. Check and sort mail daily, with special attention to processing contributions. Create filing system to manage and log Chispa Arizona records, prepare and log financial resources and reports for bookkeeper. Manage interns. Support event management and coordination as needed. Organize logistics for staff meetings and retreats, as well as staff appreciation and social events. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Work Experience: Required - At least 2-3 years of administrative and operations experience or program management. Successful track record of developing and executing strong, well-rounded plans that set clear goals that connect to and incorporate multiple stakeholders. Experience making sound judgments and decisions when provided direction and criteria to do so. Experience with writing, editing, and communicating with an attention to detail. Experience managing a heavy workload, achieving high performance goals, and meeting deadlines in a fast- paced environment. A proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion. An approach to new ideas with a sense of possibility, and a belief that who we elect matters and that protecting Arizona’s land, air and water should be a top priority. A commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Arizona. Preferred – Experience with non-profit management, experience and training on project management systems. Experience with EveryAction CRM and QuickBooks or other financial management software. Experience working with nonprofit boards of directors. Skills: Required - Expert-level organizational skills, including fluency or aptitude for mastering collaborative and data-driven tools like Google Suite, Slack, Dropbox, EveryAction, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and others. An aptitude for quick and forward thinking, seeking opportunities and proposing solutions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to delegate, prioritize, and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and cultural competence. Ability to work under own initiative, as well as part of a team. Creative and innovative thinker that considers themselves a problem-solver and resourceful during challenging or new situations. A proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Preferred - Bilingual in English and Spanish. Cultural Competence: Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities’ of color engagement in the environmental movement. Familiarity with Arizona and in-state community preferred. Conditions: Ability to travel, potentially up to 10% of time, and to work some evenings and weekends. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona. To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa Arizona Operations” in the subject line by March 20, 2020.  No calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Phoenix, AZ
Mar 02, 2020
Full time
Title: Chispa Arizona Development Manager Status : Exempt Reports to:  Chispa Arizona Executive Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Phoenix, AZ General Description: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues. LCV launched  Chispa , a grassroots community organizing program, to ensure that Latino communities have a strong voice and the power to influence local, state and national decisions that impact our health and environment.  Chispa  has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, and Nevada. As part of our long-term commitment to engage new constituencies and to diversify the environmental movement, the League of Conservation Voters, primarily through grassroots community organizing programs, is fostering strong local and national Latino leadership in the fight against climate change. LCV is hiring a Development Manager to join our Chispa Arizona Phoenix-based team. The Development Manager will set strategy and drive Chispa Arizona’s fundraising efforts, cultivating a diversified portfolio to help build financial solvency as the program transitions to independence and sustainability. The Development Manager will work in a collaborative environment to create and implement a plan that includes an individual donor program, institutional giving, special events, membership & online giving, and other fundraising strategies. The Development Manager will lead the writing and managing of grants, stewardship, prospect research, and donor communications, with an eye towards creating opportunities for all community members to be part of the donor class and drivers of building local movement power. The ideal candidate is motivated by a just, accessible, and culturally competent environmental movement and by taking action in the fight against polluters and climate change, and for a cleaner future and a fair democracy for all. We are looking for an organized, innovative, ambitious leader and communicator who is goal-driven and self-motivated, with experience in fundraising and program management to join the Chispa Arizona team. Responsibilities : Develop and implement a multi-year strategic, comprehensive development plan with measurable goals for overarching revenue growth and specific tactics, as well as roles for leadership, staff, and volunteers. Create calendars for annual giving, stewardship, grant management, special events, and integrated donor education and communications. Draft culturally competent donor stewardship materials that speak to our work, such as impact reports, issue updates, surveys, etc. Establish and execute a plan for leveraging existing organizational relationships and seeking out new supporters to identify prospects, engage potential donors, and track and steward supporters. Advance research on foundations, potential donors, and prospects. Oversee grants and foundation relations, track application information, lead on grant writing, and effectively steward partners and manage reporting. Personally manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors. Cultivate development goals related to governance as the program builds 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) boards, and work to integrate and advance those goals in partnership with staff. Work closely with the Chispa AZ Organizing team to develop and implement a community membership program and online member and giving campaigns. Work closely with the Chispa AZ Communications Director to ensure that donors and funders are receiving integrated and appropriate messaging. Develop brand and issue specific campaigns to engage community and supporters. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience :  Required - At least 3-5 years of fundraising experience or program management leadership. Successful track record of developing and executing strong, well-rounded plans that set clear goals that connect to and incorporate multiple stakeholders. Experience managing relationships, ideally in a fundraising context. Must demonstrate cultural competence when messaging environmental priorities and movement issues. Preferred - Bilingual in English and Spanish. Donor relations experience. Demonstrated understanding of and connection to Arizona funding partners and landscape. Experience with grant writing. Skills : Required - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to delegate, prioritize, and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Enthusiasm and commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Arizona and advancing progressive issues and campaigns. Demonstrated flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cultural competence. Detail-oriented, with good organizational skills and follow-through. Ability to work under own initiative, as well as part of a team. Creative and innovative thinker that considers themselves a problem-solver and resourceful during challenging or new situations.  Cultural Competence : Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities’ of color engagement in the environmental movement. Familiarity with Arizona and in-state community preferred. Conditions : Ability to travel, potentially up to 10% of time, and to work some evenings and weekends. Position requires a valid Arizona driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona. To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa Arizona Development” in the subject line by March 20, 2020.  No calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Mar 02, 2020
Full time
Title: Climate Change Campaign Director Status : Exempt Reports To: Chief of Staff Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location : Washington, DC General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are uniquely positioned to ensure meaningful action on our agenda. LCV’s top priority is to address the climate crisis. Given the magnitude of this challenge, LCV is building a comprehensive campaign that brings together the full force of strategies employed by LCV and the Conservation Voter Movement (CVM) to defeat the fossil fuel industry and win transformative and equitable climate policies. LCV and our state affiliates are uniquely poised to exert pressure on policymakers. In the last two years, through the first CVM-wide collaborative campaign, Clean Energy for All, we have won some of the most far-reaching state climate policy victories. Our community organizing continues to build grassroots and political power, and authentic partnerships with organizations and movements led by young people, people of color and communities that are affected first and worst by climate impacts help anchor our work to a vision of climate justice. Our state and federal electoral programs have elevated climate change and helped get pro-climate candidates into public office. We have expanded the climate movement through creative communications including storytelling and multi-platform online and offline communication channels, and we have a sharp federal advocacy team poised to aggregate and smartly translate the organization’s built power to pass federal policies to address the climate crisis and racial and social inequality. LCV is hiring a Climate Change Campaign Director who will drive the organization’s multi-faceted climate campaign strategy to enact bold state and federal policies. We are looking for an experienced campaign strategist with state and federal policy familiarity to create an ambitious campaign that meets the urgency of the moment and builds power for the long-haul. It is essential that the Climate Change Campaign Director is able to collaboratively lead the development and implementation of an organization-wide strategy that can be implemented throughout the CVM. Responsibilities : Develop and oversee the execution of LCV’s organization- and CVM-wide climate campaign. Work collaboratively with every department at LCV to achieve all relevant climate change campaign and organizational goals. Marshal campaign resources, including staff, grassroots leadership, messaging, coalition engagement, opinion research and paid and earned media to drive progress toward and achieve program goals. Ensure that the stories, voices, and vision of our grassroots base, particularly communities of color and young people, are central to the campaign’s theory of change, process, and outcomes and are seen as agents of change at the local and federal levels. Engage and work with staff, funders and coalition allies of the 30+ state LCV affiliates throughout the country. Ensure alignment of federal, state and local campaign programs that advance the climate change priorities of LCV and state LCVs. Foster transformational partnerships with national progressive organizations as well as climate justice, economic and racial justice organizations and coalitions in coordination with other key LCV staff. In coordination with the Chief of Staff, prepare reports and materials for donor and board meetings and assist in raising resources for the climate campaign. Ensure that the campaign theory of change, goals, strategies, and tactics are advancing racial justice and equity and furthering an inclusive organizational culture. Qualifications : Work Experience: Required – At least 8-10 years of issue campaign experience, particularly with organizing teams and grassroots base, issue advocacy program, message development, campaign plans, lobbying, earned and paid media. Experience drafting and implementing campaign plans that reflect a commitment to racial justice and equity, elevate the voices and leadership of people of color and young people and develop authentic relationships with organizational partners. Strategic planning and program evaluation. Experience working with state and/or local level campaigns and/or organizations. Experience working with multiple coalition partners. Experience working with a national organization who has state affiliates or chapters. Public opinion research familiarity. Budget management familiarity. Strongly Preferred - Familiarity with climate policy and experience in the climate movement. Preferred - Successful direct supervisory experience. Electoral campaign experience. Skills : Proven ability to manage strategic and effective issue campaigns. Creative thinker. Ability to solve complex problems. Superior political judgment, including understanding the disparate political makeup of a wide range of states. Proven track record of successfully working across lines of race, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experiences. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly collaborative. Excellent listener. Instinctually inclined to engage others while also being able to successfully drive a project to a timely conclusion. Passionate about addressing the climate crisis and elevating the leadership of communities impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Effective on-record spokesperson. Familiarity with digital programs that reach mass and racially diverse audiences. Ability to connect electoral strategy to non-electoral campaign work and vice versa. Experience building strong teams. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to manage competing priorities without sacrificing the quality of work. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Effective fiscal and personnel management. Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A commitment to the complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands environmental issues and their potential to engage the public. Conditions : Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time. This position is based in Washington DC. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Climate Change Campaign Director” in the subject line no later than March 15, 2020. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Flexible
Mar 02, 2020
Full time
Title: Vice President of Building Grassroots Power Status: Exempt Reports To: Senior Vice President of Community and Civic Engagement Positions Reporting to this Position: Chispa National Director, Director of Cultural Strategies Location : Flexible General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. Grassroots community organizing, particularly with communities of color, is one of our core strategies to strengthen and grow the movement necessary to combat climate change. To help us expand and deepen LCV’s and our network’s grassroots community organizing programs we have developed a new position: the Vice President of Building Grassroots Power. The position is responsible for strengthening and proliferating grassroots community organizing programs, particularly focused in communities of color, and ensuring that we create a multiplier-effect with other LCV and LCV Education Fund strategies to build power, combat the climate crisis and create a participatory democracy. This role requires an intensely creative and strategic thinker who can draw on years of organizing and issue campaign experience and who is focused on how to build a grassroots base that can urge decision-makers to take unprecedented bold action to confront climate change.  This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Community and Civic Engagement, directly oversees Chispa, a multi-state climate justice community organizing program primarily focused in Latinx communities, as well a new, growing program focused on integrating cultural strategies throughout LCV and LCVEF. Responsibilities : Work with the Chispa National Director to help strengthen and grow the state Chispa programs, Chispa’s national impact and visibility, and Chispa’s organizing model. Assist with fundraising, including cultivating individual donors, building relationships with foundations and working with staff to produce high-quality proposals, updates and reports. Work with the Director of Cultural Strategies to make cultural organizing (the fusion of arts, culture and advocacy) as an integral, standard practice of LCV’s organizing and advocacy. Provide guidance and tools, including organizing models, that can help state affiliates launch or grow grassroots community organizing programs focused on constituencies that have been excluded from the environmental policy decisions that disproportionately affect their lives. Work with the VP of Civic Engagement to develop creative strategies and tactics to integrate grassroots community organizing with large-scale voter registration and turn-out programs. Work with national and state organizing directors to develop consistent leadership development ladders and shareable youth and adult learning curriculum relevant to state and national campaigns. Develop consistent and effective onboarding and training for state and national community organizers and professional development and growth opportunities that establish organizing as a long term career. Oversee the research, testing and evaluation of the organizing methodology and impacts. Oversee the fiscal management of several programs and track multiple budgets effectively. Be part of the Community & Civic Engagement department’s senior leadership team, management team, actively participate as a thought leader in the Conservation Voter Movement and contribute to building an inclusive organizational culture. Engage with the environmental, social, economic and racial justice movements to build transformational and deeply collaborative partnerships. Qualifications : Work Experience : Minimum of 10 years experience, with at least 7 years in leadership and management roles, in a community-based organization, labor union, organizing network or similar organization. Dedicated, creative, high-level career community organizer. Proven success as a supervisor, developer of leaders, coach and/or mentor. Track record of developing, evaluating and recalibrating issue campaigns that grow a grassroots base and make a difference in working families and communities of color everyday lives. Effectively raised foundation grants and cultivated support from individual donors. Experience working across departments to build organization-wide alignment and coordination and with state affiliates. Experience with program budget management. Skills : Visionary, creative, strategic thinker who can get in the details to solve problems and quickly jump up to refocus on the bigger picture. Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and emotional intelligence. Independent, self-motivated and able to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced, complex environment. Excellent writing, training, and communication skills and the ability to move groups to agreement and decisions. Results and metrics oriented, a team-builder, highly organized and responsive. Solid understanding of different organizing models and what they accomplish. Ability to plan a vision for staff development, especially community organizers. Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs preferred. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about differences, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Proven track record of successfully working across lines of race, immigration status, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experiences. Conditions : Willingness and ability to travel regularly (up to 2-3 times/month) for site visits, training, affiliate engagement as well as internal staff meetings and LCV events. The location of this position is flexible. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to hr@lcv.org with “VP Grassroots Power” in the subject line by March 18, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Feb 26, 2020
Full time
Title : State Communications Director Status : Exempt Reports To : SVP, Communications Positions Reporting To This Position: None Location : Washington, DC   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. LCV is hiring a State Communications Director to provide strategic communications guidance and support to LCV’s 30+ state affiliates in the broader Conservation Voter Movement. The State Communications Director will be responsible for working across departments to develop communications strategies, plans and materials for affiliates to implement national programs and state and local issue advocacy and electoral campaigns, as well as providing regular training and coaching to the affiliates’ communications leads as a group on various communications skills such as storytelling for communications, pitching reporters, speaking on the record, executing media events, managing crisis communications and writing communications products like releases, talking points, op-eds, etc. and embedding racial justice and equity throughout communications products.  This position will also identify pitching opportunities at the state and local level for amplification to a national audience. Responsibilities : Represents the Communications department in cross-departmental program planning and decision-making. Develops communications strategies, plans and materials in service of cross-departmental programs and campaigns for state affiliates. Aids state affiliates in execution of their own communications work, including state and local elections. Advises, trains and coaches state affiliate staff on various communications skills and tactics such as storytelling, pitching reporters, speaking on the record, executing media events, managing crisis communications, writing communications products and embedding racial justice and equity throughout communications. Identifies pitching opportunities at the state and local level for amplification to a national audience. Coordinates media activities on priority campaigns, including press events, report releases, etc. Participates actively in applying a racial justice lens to drafting of all LCV communications, including press releases and statements. Cultivates relationships with the press, including reporters and media outlets staffed by and/or for people of color. Prepares and staffs experts for on the record interviews and events. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications : Work Experience : Required - 5 years experience in external communications/media relations or journalism. Experience writing communications materials, including statements, press releases and/or talking points. Experience with issue advocacy and/or electoral state and local campaigns. Experience pitching reporters. Experience in a campaign, government or advocacy setting. Preferred - Experience preparing principals for on-the-record interviews and events. Experience pitching state and local reporters. Experience working with reporters and media outlets staffed by and/or for people of color. Skills : Exceptional communication skills, including strong writing skills and positive interactions with members of the media and teammates; ability to thrive in a collaborative team-centered environment; ability to prioritize and effectively manage tasks in a fast-paced work environment; ability to effectively coach and advise people who don’t report to you; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to adapt and tailor strategies to various audiences depending on geography, political landscape or other characteristics. Cultural Competence : Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions : Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel up to 20% as needed. This position is based in Washington, DC. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “State Communications Director” in the subject line by March 11, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Richmond, VA
Feb 20, 2020
Full time
Title: Virginia Field Director Status: Exempt, short term through December 2020 Reports to: National Organizing Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Richmond, VA   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. Protecting our environment requires massive grassroots support. In eight states, LCV has developed a powerful volunteer organizing structure, engaging nearly 27,000 volunteers across the country to make phone calls, knock on doors, attend events and advocate on behalf of climate action. The programs engage community members, with a particular focus on working with young people and communities of color, to build support for reducing carbon emissions, raise awareness about the need to address climate change and help elect pro-environment candidates to office. LCV is hiring a Virginia Field Director to lead its Virginia field activities, overseeing the engagement of LCV members as volunteers and activists in issue and electoral advocacy, and grassroots lobbying activities. The Virginia Field Director will serve as the Campaigns department’s lead field staffer in Virginia and will be responsible for coordinating activities and logistics of the program. The Virginia Field Director will work closely with Virginia LCV (VALCV), the state affiliate, and the in-state leadership team to build relationships with environmental groups and community leaders to advocate for climate action.   Responsibilities : Work with the Campaigns department and VALCV staff to develop, write and execute field plans to engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities. Collaborate with the Campaigns department to develop and implement organizer and volunteer trainings, with a focus on further developing volunteer leadership skills of young people and communities of color to become environmental advocates. Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is meticulously tracked in VAN and maintain in-state reporting to measure goal progress. Help develop and test organizing strategies and tools, with focus on increasing engagement, particularly in communities of color and with youth. Design and execute events to engage and educate community members and volunteers on policy priorities that intersect or are centered in environmental and racial justice. Train organizers and volunteers in effective storytelling and engagement tactics to highlight the personal and public impacts of environmental policies. Develop and maintain relationships with environmental, social justice and other progressive leaders in the community and partner with them for field events and activities to increase the racial diversity of the volunteer base. Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - 3-5 cycles or 4+ years experience in community, issue, labor, or political organizing; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives. Experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Preferred - Experience working on an issue campaign, especially environmental. Experience with youth organizing. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Ability to foster a collaborative team and results oriented work environment. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite required; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus. Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions: Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done, including weekends; ability and willingness to travel up to 15-20% in-state as needed. Position requires a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. This position is based in Richmond, VA.   To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “VA Field Director” in the subject line by March 8, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Flexible Location
Feb 12, 2020
Full time
Title: Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management Status: Exempt Reports to: Vice President of Membership and Development Operations Positions Reporting to this Position: Prospect Research Coordinator Location: Flexible   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.   Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.   With a recently expanded Major Gifts team, we are seeking a research professional who can be a partner in our efforts to identify, qualify and build meaningful philanthropic relationships with prospects. As such, the Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management will work closely with the Major Gifts team to find promising new donor suspects, help upgrade existing donors and determine ways to leverage existing donor relationships to expand our donor base. LCV is also dedicated to expanding the number of donor suspects in our pipeline that are people of color and is looking for people who are committed to that work. The Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management will directly supervise the Prospect Research Coordinator.   Responsibilities : Leads the development and implementation of a top-notch Research and List Management program which partners with LCV’s Major Gifts Team to ensure that all portfolios have sufficient appropriate prospects in key markets to allow us to hit our ambitious fundraising goals. Ensures prospect research briefings are timely, accurate and focus on key details for maximum fundraising results. Applies expertise to improve and expand upon existing research systems and protocols to streamline and make the overall process more efficient. Identifies and qualifies high-level major donor prospects and is responsible for the quality and accuracy of the major donor portfolios and outreach lists used by LCV’s president, executive team and the Major Gifts Team. Proactively identifies points of access to high net worth prospects ($100K+ capacity) and other potential connectors who already have relationships with the LCV family of organizations. Develops and implements a strategy and process for a regular and consistent refresh of contact information for prospects to ensure access to donors is as easy and streamlined as possible for major gifts officers. Grows the 2020 donor pyramid with research-confirmed high net worth individuals and helps plan for future multi-year investments. Develops a broad awareness of LCV and LCVEF’s programs to support the identification of individuals whose philanthropic interests align with our work. Manages the ongoing development of the prospect and donor base using donor models and analyzing donor trends to maintain a constant influx of quality new prospects in portfolios with confirmed affinity and capacity. Ensures the racial diversity of each Major Gift Officer’s portfolio and continues to identify new prospective donors of color. Works with the Major Gifts Team to establish cultivation and solicitation strategies for current and prospective major donors. Conceptualizes and expands prospecting methodologies to support LCV’s fundraising goals. Maintains database coding of suspects and prospects to ensure accurate tracking of the donor pipeline. Works with fundraisers to provide expertise and guidance on accurate interpretation of information and assists with forming cultivation and stewardship plans. Maintains an overall knowledge of top donors and prospects. Contributes to organizational and department efforts to infuse racial justice and equity into all aspects of our work, including our fundraising. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - 5-7 years of experience in a robust major gifts research program, including tracking and management of the research process in a donor database. Experience creating and maintaining donor pipeline and tracking procedures in donor databases. Strong experience with donor databases. Experience managing staff. Preferred - Issue advocacy or political experience. Skills : Required - Extensive knowledge of research tools and techniques. Excellent analytical skills and an advanced level of proficiency in Excel. Adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Highly organized with a thorough attention to detail. Skilled at clearly communicating and supporting relevant conclusions drawn from the analysis and synthesis of disparate data sources. Ability to communicate database tracking procedures and systems to staff with various levels of technical skills. Strong multi-tasking skills, including organization, flexibility to shift priorities based on urgent needs, and confidence to ask for help. Extremely motivated by goals to produce excellent results and exceed expectations. Preferred - Familiarity with Target Analytics or other donor modeling. Knowledge of Salesforce, Tableau and/or SQL. Knowledge of tools like iWave, WealthEngine, FoundationSearch, LexisNexis, and political giving databases. Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions : Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel for annual staff retreat and state league conference, as well as state trainings as needed. The location of this position is flexible.   To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with "Director of Prospect Research” in the subject line no later than February 26, 2020. No phone calls, please.   LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Jan 31, 2020
Full time
Title: Development Associate Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Vice President of Membership and Development Operations Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Washington, DC   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another. LCV is hiring a Development Associate to support the daily operations of the Development department, including gift processing and donor acknowledgments, invoice payment requests, financial reporting and reconciliation and database maintenance. The Development department engages major donors for the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund. This team works on special events, institutional gifts, individual direct solicitation as well as the major donor mail, email and phone program. The Development Associate also provides administrative support to the Membership & Online Engagement department and works cross-departmentally with the Legal and Finance teams on reporting and FEC compliance. The Development Associate position is critical to supporting a robust fundraising program and an opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about fundraising and nonprofit administration. Responsibilities : Work with Finance department to process incoming mail, log checks, code and enter high donor gifts, grants and bundling checks, and process major donor and event credit card donations. Produce daily high donor reports and online revenue reports. Work with the Finance team to ensure correct tracking and allocation of donations. Produce and send all major donor, grants, and special event acknowledgments. Take lead in ensuring the department’s compliance with FEC regulations and best efforts. Process bundling checks to GiveGreen candidates in compliance with FEC rules and regulations. Complete FEC “Best Efforts” follow-up to LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and GiveGreen major donors as necessary. Work with Legal department to ensure all gifts accepted are in compliance with legal guidelines and that donor acknowledgement and other communication materials are legally appropriate. Work with Senior Director of Development Marketing to coordinate production of major donor mailings, by merging letters and response devices, printing all mailing pieces or working with an outside vendor to get all pieces printed; organize the mailing of the packages; create mail source codes and update the database promotions so we can track delivery. Provide support to the institutional giving team including updates to the database regarding grant deadlines and maintaining electronic files of all reports and paperwork. Process all Development department and Membership & Online Engagement department invoices in accordance with budget specifications. Make updates to donor database as requested or noted in returned mail from all programs; update addresses for returned major donor mail. Communicate with donors on issues of gift allocation and compliance. File donor correspondence, including copies of acknowledgment letters and donation materials. Maintain department supplies including stationery and other supplies for each entity, postage stamps and other relevant materials. Contribute to LCV’s commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Provide additional administrative and logistical support to the Development department as needed. Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - At least 1 year of administrative experience; relevant internship experience will be considered. Must have experience working with a database. Preferred - Experience in a nonprofit or political organization. Experience working with IRS or FEC compliance regulations. Experience working with the Salesforce database. Skills: Required - Highly attentive to details and able to take ownership of routine tasks. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills. Strong organizational skills; exhibits strong judgment; self-starter; works well in a fast-paced environment. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work for several people; ability to shift priorities as needed. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive. Preferred - Ability to create mail merges, pivot tables and formulas in Microsoft Word and Excel. Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Conditions: This position is based in Washington, DC. To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line by February 14, 2020. No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Las Vegas, NV
Jan 29, 2020
Full time
Title: Chispa Nevada Organizing Director Status: Exempt Reports to: Chispa Nevada Program Director Positions Reporting to this Position: Chispa Nevada Organizers Location: Las Vegas, NV   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.   Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.   LCV launched Chispa, a grassroots community organizing program, to amplify the voice and power of  Latino communities to influence local, state and national decisions that impact our health and environment. Chispa has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Nevada. As part of our long-term commitment to engage new constituencies and to diversify the environmental movement, the League of Conservation Voters, primarily through grassroots community organizing programs, is fostering strong local and national Latino leadership in the fight against climate change. Chispa Nevada focuses on making progress on clean air, clean energy, clean water, access to public lands, and a free and fair democracy for all.   We are looking for an exceptional, highly experienced senior-level organizer and trainer to serve as the Chispa Nevada Organizing Director with a proven track record of building strong, engaged grassroots membership bases that can influence decision makers and change policies. The Organizing Director must be a compelling coach and trainer for organizers and members, particularly from communities of color. Candidates must have an unwavering commitment to racial justice and derive inspiration from the leadership of everyday people who stand up and stand together for the health of their families, communities and our planet.   Responsibilities : Develop, implement and evaluate issue organizing campaigns that build a strong base of active volunteers and leaders, resulting in local policy victories, and form strong, creative partnerships. Provide coaching and management, develop individualized and detailed goals and work plans, and support organizers via mentorship and weekly check-ins on progress to meeting goals. Work with the organizing team to build strong and effective organizing programs that recruit new members and develop them into strong grassroots leaders who lead organizing committees that drive our issue campaigns. Ensure that organizers are adequately trained to and implement traditional grassroots community organizing strategies such as phonebanking, door-to-door canvassing, house meetings, and others as well as new tactics such as digital and/or online organizing. Develop and test effective and new organizing and mobilizing strategies, tactics, and tools that engage our communities and leaders. Ensure that organizers and community leaders ( promotores, leaders, activists) have the tools to successfully design, implement, and adjust issue campaigns such as power mapping, media, and public engagement, mobilization, and online engagement. Support the organizing team in identifying and developing relationships with organizations and leaders who can become effective partners in campaigns. Develop systems, tools, and structures that provide strong clarity, accountability, and organization for organizers, promotores , comites , and campaign implementation. Ensure that art and culture are integral parts of Chispa organizing and campaigns. Leverage VAN effectively to set, track, & achieve organizing goals, engage community leaders ( promotores ) in campaign progress, move them up the ladder of engagement, and build committees ( comites ). Provide timely reports to the Chispa program director and national Chispa staff about campaign and organizing progress. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work experience: 3-5 years of experience working on community or labor organizing campaigns, including several years of direct supervisory and staff and leader training experience. Must also have experience in issue organizing campaigns with communities of color. Experience developing and overseeing issue campaigns driven by community organizing including campaign planning, accountability, and tracking progress. Skills: Required - Exceptional supervision and coaching skills including managing staff. Knowledge of community organizing, political education, and movement building. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement training curriculum and organizing tools. Ability to partner and collaborate with existing Chispa NV team and represent Chispa NV and LCV to a variety of audiences and mediums. Work well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing the quality of work. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Preferred - Fluency in VAN, Google and Office Suite. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Cultural Competencies: Shares our commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Understanding the issues, priorities and obstacles that communities of color face in the environmental movement. Flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and ability to bring creative ideas and a fresh perspective to an evolving organizing program. Familiarity with Nevada and in-state community preferred. Conditions: Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel for staff retreats, meetings and professional development opportunities. This position is based in Las Vegas, NV.   To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa Nevada Organizing Director” in the subject line by February 12, 2020. No phone calls please.   LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC
Jan 21, 2020
Full time
Title: Controller Status: Exempt Reports to: SVP, Finance Positions Reporting to this Position: Assistant Controller and two Staff Accountants Location: Washington, DC   General Description : LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.   Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.   The Controller will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund. In addition to developing and maintaining effective internal controls, ensuring efficient operations and assisting in the organizations’ compliance with relevant tax and campaign finance laws and regulations, the Controller will also lead preparation for the annual audit, filing of the IRS Form 990s and coordinating the annual budgeting process. The Controller will supervise the Assistant Controller, two accounting staff, and oversee external financial consultants.   Responsibilities : Direct and manage the organization’s financial policies and accounting practices. Oversee monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts including bank statements. Prepare monthly financial statements and reports for department SVP’s and designated staff. Facilitate and prepare schedules for annual audit and preparation of IRS Form 990’s. In collaboration with the cross-departmental compliance team and external compliance vendor, assist with compliance processes for the finance department to maintain accuracy and completeness of revenue and disbursements reported. Post cash disbursements and receipts. Prepare annual budget. Prepare financial reports for proposals and reports to grantor foundations. Review payroll and serve as back-up to payroll processor when necessary. Administer the travel expense process using Concur software. Handle correspondence concerning aged accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, credit card administration, and other financial transactions. Lead efforts to create a departmental and organizational culture that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable. Ensure that hiring, employee development and performance management practices are consistent with racial justice and equity goals and philosophy. Develop and track progress on department’s racial justice and equity goals, including the vendor survey, and updating the finance manual. Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - Bachelor’s degree in accounting/economics. At least 10 years accounting work experience. At least 5 years experience supervising staff. Experience with foundation grants and restricted project fund accounting. Must have experience working with 501(c)(4) and/or 501(c)(3) organizations. Experience filing IRS Form 990. Experience managing relationships with outside vendors. Experience preparing budgets. Experience preparing for annual audit. Familiarity with all aspects of accounting, including GAAP. Preferred - Public accounting experience and CPA/MBA. Experience with FEC compliance reporting. Experience with bequests and planned giving. Skills: Required - Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Able to manage multiple-tasks at once and work across departments to achieve shared goals; thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Must have expertise in Excel and accounting software. Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly. Ability to create and explain financial reports to non-finance staff and work with field offices and state affiliates. Proven ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to perform monthly bank reconciliations. Demonstrated ability managing a team of staff. Preferred - Abila MIP accounting software package experience. Ability to work with Concur or other expense tracking software. Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and lead on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Conditions: Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done. This position is based in Washington, DC.   To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Controller” in the subject line by February 5, 2020. No phone calls please.   LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Flexible Location
Jan 21, 2020
Full time
Title: Voter Engagement Regional Director - Southwest Status: Exempt, short term through December 2020 Reports to: Deputy Director of Civic Engagement Positions Reporting to this Position : Chispa NV Civic Engagement Director Location : Flexible   General Description: The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice.   Democracy for All is one of the largest and most dynamic civic engagement programs in the nation and the largest program within the environmental movement. As a program of LCVEF, we operate in partnership with 30 state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement, which gives Democracy For All substantial capacity and geographic reach. Over the last four election cycles, we have established a track record of running highly effective, research-based nonpartisan voter registration programs that are rooted in racial justice and work in collaboration with the communities most impacted by environmental degradation. Since our first program in 2012, we have helped over a million individuals register to vote. LCVEF and many state leagues partners have also prioritized increasing our efforts to protect and promote voting rights. These issues are central to the success of environmental priorities, and are, therefore, central to the success of the Conservation Voter Movement. Moving into 2020, LCVEF expects significant and sustained growth within its civic engagement program.   LCVEF is seeking a Voter Engagement Regional Director who has strong experience in management, advocacy organizing, voter registration and executing programs at scale. This person will oversee a growing multi-state site-based voter registration effort in Arizona, Florida and Nevada. The Voter Engagement Regional Director will oversee the development of the vision and day-to-day activities necessary to successfully accomplish program goals. We are looking for a creative, motivated leader with an organizing background who is goal-driven and detail-oriented.   Responsibilities: Work with the Deputy Director of Civic Engagement, LCVEF staff and state affiliates to develop, implement and evaluate site-based voter registration programs in AZ, FL and NV. Work with state affiliates in developing and executing state efforts to execute programs and build partnerships. Help develop and test effective and new organizing and mobilizing strategies and tools that help build the voice and power of communities and leaders, particularly in communities of color. Analyze and prepare reports on program progress for state affiliates and LCVEF leadership, and provide timely updates for grant reports and other donor-related needs. Draft and manage issue campaign and program plans and budgets. Ensure that all program goals and metrics are achieved and that programs are run within the allotted budget. Ensure compliance and reporting of all activities working with Legal and Finance departments and state affiliates. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - 2-4 years or 1-2 election cycles of experience working on voter registration, electoral, community organizing or labor organizing campaigns, including successful experience managing campaigns focused on communities of color. Minimum of 2 years of experience managing staff. Experience managing complex program budgets and metric-driven campaigns. Preferred - Experience working with coalitions and developing partnerships to advance shared goals. Experience working with 501(c)(3) organizations and coalitions. Experience working with a national organization that has state affiliates or chapters. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills: Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement comprehensive voter participation program and advocacy plans. Ability to represent LCVEF to a variety of audiences and through a variety of mediums. Exceptional leadership, supervision, management and coaching skills including managing remote staff. Ability to train and develop training materials for remote staff. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing the quality of the work. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Self-aware, emotionally intelligent and culturally competent. Commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Cultural Competence: Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Must also have a complex understanding of priorities in communities of color and potential for effective civic engagement. Demonstrated cultural competency and familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color participation in U.S. democracy. Conditions: Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel up to 50% as needed. The location of this position is flexible.   To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hr@lcvef.org with “Voter Engagement Director - Southwest” in the subject line by January 31, 2020. No phone calls please.   LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Flexible Location
Jan 21, 2020
Full time
Title: Voter Engagement Regional Director - Central Status: Exempt, short term through December 2020 Reports to: Deputy Director of Civic Engagement Positions Reporting to this Position : None Location : Flexible   General Description: The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice.   Democracy for All is one of the largest and most dynamic civic engagement programs in the nation and the largest program within the environmental movement. As a program of LCVEF, we operate in partnership with 30 state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement, which gives Democracy For All substantial capacity and geographic reach. Over the last four election cycles, we have established a track record of running highly effective, research-based nonpartisan voter registration programs that are rooted in racial justice and work in collaboration with the communities most impacted by environmental degradation. Since our first program in 2012, we have helped over a million individuals register to vote. LCVEF and many state league partners have also prioritized increasing our efforts to protect and promote voting rights. These issues are central to the success of environmental priorities, and are, therefore, central to the success of the Conservation Voter Movement. Moving into 2020, LCVEF expects significant and sustained growth within its civic engagement program.   LCVEF is seeking a Voter Engagement Regional Director who has strong experience in management, advocacy organizing, voter registration and executing programs at scale. This person will help oversee a growing multi-state site-based voter registration effort being run by state affiliates in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Working closely with state affiliates, the Voter Engagement Regional Director will oversee the development of the goals and day-to-day activities necessary to successfully accomplish program goals. We are looking for a creative, motivated leader with an organizing background who is goal-driven and detail-oriented.   Responsibilities: Work with the Deputy Director of Civic Engagement, LCVEF staff and state affiliates to develop, implement and evaluate site-based voter registration programs in MI, PA and WI being run by state affiliates. Assist state affiliates in training and project management of their voter registration program field team. Support state efforts to execute programs and build partnerships. Help develop and test effective and new organizing and mobilizing strategies and tools that amplify the voice and power of communities and local leaders, particularly in communities of color. Analyze and prepare reports on program progress for state affiliates and LCVEF leadership, and provide timely updates for grant reports and other donor-related needs. Draft and manage issue campaign and program plans and budgets. Ensure that all program goals and metrics are achieved and that programs are run within the allotted budget. Ensure compliance and reporting of all activities working with Legal and Finance departments and state affiliates. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications : Work Experience: Required - 2-4 years or 1-2 election cycles of experience working on voter registration, electoral, community organizing or labor organizing campaigns, including 1 cycle of experience managing groups of organizers or volunteers within communities of color. Experience managing complex program budgets and metric-driven campaigns. Preferred - Experience working with coalitions and developing partnerships to advance shared goals. Experience working with 501(c)(3) organizations and coalitions. Experience working with a national organization that has state affiliates or chapters. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills: Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement comprehensive voter participation program and advocacy plans. Ability to represent LCVEF to a variety of audiences and through a variety of mediums. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Ability to train and develop training materials for remote staff. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing the quality of the work. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Self-aware, emotionally intelligent and culturally competent. Commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes. Cultural Competence: Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Must also have a complex understanding of priorities in communities of color and the potential for effective civic engagement. Demonstrated cultural competency and familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color participation in U.S. democracy. Conditions: Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel up to 50% as needed. The location of this position is flexible.   To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hr@lcvef.org with “Voter Engagement - Central” in the subject line by January 31, 2020. No phone calls please.   LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
League of Conservation Voters Phoenix, AZ
Jan 15, 2020
Full time
Title : Chispa Arizona Digital Organizer Status : Exempt Reports To : Chispa Arizona Organizing Director Positions Reporting To This Position : None Location : Phoenix, AZ   General Description: LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.   Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.   LCV launched  Chispa , a grassroots community organizing program, to amplify the voice and power of Latino communities to influence local, state and national decisions that impact our health and environment.  Chispa  has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Nevada. As part of our long-term commitment to engage new constituencies and to diversify the environmental movement, the League of Conservation Voters, primarily through grassroots community organizing programs, is fostering strong local and national Latino leadership in the fight against climate change. Chispa Arizona focuses on making progress on clean air, clean energy, clean water, access to public lands, and a free and fair democracy for all.   LCV is hiring a Digital Organizer to join our Chispa Arizona Phoenix-based team. The Digital Organizer will integrate field organizing with online action and oversee the online presence for Chispa Arizona. This role will focus on building, engaging and growing our bilingual online community via social media, email, mobile, online advocacy and online fundraising. The Digital Organizer will be using digital tools to advance our organizing initiatives in the field and online, in order to mobilize and grow our statewide base of volunteers and supporters around our organizing campaigns, including a focus on protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Arizona Public Service (APS) accountability and other federal and local policies. The Digital Organizer will join a hard-working, skilled and growing data-driven organizing department, working closely with the Chispa AZ Organizing and Communications Directors, and volunteer teams. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about the fight for environmental justice and ready to take action in the fight against polluters and climate change.   Responsibilities: Organize online supporters to take offline actions in order to push our campaigns forward and integrate volunteers into our organization. Identify and engage campaign supporters and drive measurable online actions through the creation of alerts, infographics, and the management of the digital ads. Utilize social media, EveryAction and texting programs to maximize digital list building. Support the Organizing team with data training, regular reports and daily use of EveryAction and or VAN. Engage supporters to take action, donate to Chispa AZ and keep in touch with our program through email, social media, digital ads, mobile platforms, website(s) and online mediums. Perform data uploads to EveryAction email database and facilitate email campaign list selection, segmentation testing and apply strategies in collaboration with the Chispa AZ Communications Director. Provide reports on data analytics related to the campaign email list, Chispa AZ website, and Chispa AZ social channels to improve the effectiveness of our campaigns. Set up emails, donation forms for Chispa AZ, advocacy alerts, surveys, and other communications under the direction of the Chispa AZ Communications Director. Develop a system to monitor and coordinate response to feedback from volunteers about our campaigns messaging and provide regular updates to the rest of the department and the organization. Work with and train volunteers on best online digital practices and support implementation. Archive and tag all photo and video content across programs and campaigns. Support Chispa AZ fundraising campaigns with digital tools and online content. Update Chispa AZ website as needed with engaging and branded content. Find new innovative opportunities for audience expansion by staying connected to peers and digital communities. Create and implement new opportunities for growth of our grassroots base that will move supporters from online to take action in person. Analyze data on the acquisition of new Chispa volunteers and draw actionable insights to inform future strategy. Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: Work Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in one of the following fields: social media management, online organizing, online marketing, communications, email advocacy, or new media. Preferred field organizing, issue based or candidate campaign experience. Experience in a political context, preferably in a Latino, progressive, or environmental organization strongly preferred. Skills: Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Forward-thinking, innovative, and creative mindset willing to push Chispa Arizona to new boundaries in the online space and in relation to environmental justice. Experience using online tools to grow, engage and mobilize a membership base. Must have experience working with the VAN, EveryAction or other database. Can work with a team and in community; highly organized and interested in environmental or community issues. CRM, CMS, and HTML coding skills are a plus. Preferred bilingual in English and Spanish. Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. The Digital Organizer should have a complex understanding of Latino communities, an unwavering commitment to racial justice, and derive inspiration from the leadership of everyday people who stand up and stand together for the health of their families, communities and our planet. Conditions: Ability to travel, potentially up to 10% of time, and to work some evenings and weekends. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Chispa AZ Digital Organizer” in the subject line by January 28, 2020. No calls please.   LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.